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iHealth Novel Coronavirus (SARS-COV-2) Salivary Antigen Rapid Test Kits (dipsticks)

Say goodbye to those uncomfortable experiences at the clinic with a brush stuck up your nasal cavity that causes discomfort, leaving you with a tingling sensation going up to your brain. There is no longer a need for spitting unhygienically in a cup. Now, with the iHealth Novel Coronavirus (SARS-COV-2) Salivary Antigen Rapid Test Kits (dipsticks), anyone can take a Covid-19 test at home with exceptionally high accuracy. 

The iHealth dipsticks are produced by Symbion Asia Sdn Bhd, a locally established healthcare company certified under ISO 13485 IVD (In Vitro Diagnostic Device) and registered with the Medical Device Authority (MDA) under the Ministry of Health of Malaysia to manufacture Rapid Test Kits. 

With the all-new iHealth RTK dipsticks, users are not required to provide any blood samples or swabbing, which can lead to various complications such as bleeding or secondary infections. This test product only requires the individual to place the device in their mouths like a lollipop to obtain accurate results within 10 minutes.

The readings on this device are accurate to more than 99%, with a clinical sensitivity of 91% (14 days) to 96% (28 days) and clinical specificity of 100%. Having high sensitivity and specificity means that the iHealth dipsticks are immune to displaying false-negative readings caused by incorrect ratios of antigen to antibody; otherwise known as the hook effect. The product is manufactured to effectively detect S Protein and N Protein (Nucleocapsid), so users need not worry as the iHealth dipsticks are capable of detecting all Covid-19 mutant variants. 

What is fascinating however is the functionality of the product. The process only takes three steps; first, take the Test Cassette out from the Pouch; second, place the mouth pad into the oral cavity for 2 minutes after rinsing the mouth with water; third, place the Test Cassette on a clean and flat surface and wait for 10 minutes to obtain the results. 

After a 10 minute wait, one of the following three might occur (negative would mean the user is not infected by Covid-19): 

The iHealth dipsticks are an effective way to detect the possibility of a user being infected by Covid-19. Should the results show positive, it is recommended that the user quickly follow it up with a RT-PCR test from a clinic or lab for further evaluation. This is a solution to detect the virus quicker in order to prevent more damage than it could have done.

It is the duty of every Rakyat to notify the MySejahtera app, should they be tested positive. Highlight iHealth dipsticks on the app by scanning the QR code on the box to update your results on and notify people in your surrounding area so that they can avoid the infected areas as per HEAP (Health Emergency Action Plan). 

Check out the iHealth Novel Coronavirus (SARS-COV-2) Salivary Antigen Rapid Test Kits (dipsticks) in pharmacies, clinics, and dentists near you today. For more info, send an email to or call +603-2093 0235. 


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